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Historic Overview Robert Millar

Rider

Overall Rank86
NameRobert MILLAR
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth13-Sep-1958 - Glasgow (Glasgow City)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Robert Millar

Philippa York (born Robert Millar on 13 September 1958) is a Scottish journalist and former professional road racing cyclist.

York, who competed when known as Robert Millar, is one of Britain's most successful cyclists. York won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. This success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton for over 20 years until Bradley Wiggins was retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. York rode the Tour de France eleven times, completing the race eight times.

York finished second in the 1987 Giro d'Italia and also won the King of the Mountains classification. This was the highest finish by a Briton in the Giro d'Italia until Chris Froome won the 2018 race. As well as the Giro second-place finish, York finished second in two other Grand Tours: the 1985 and 1986 Vuelta a España. The second place at the 1985 Vuelta came after losing the leader's jersey on the penultimate stage, in what is widely thought to have been collusion by the Spanish-speaking teams. Further victories came at the 1985 Volta a Catalunya, the 1989 Tour of Britain and the 1990 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.

After retiring in 1995, York moved into journalism, as well as spending a year as a coach for British Cycling. She reduced her public commitments in 2000 following hostile stories regarding rumours of her gender transition, and after an appearance as Millar at the 2002 Commonwealth Games left public life altogether. In the 2010s, having transitioned to living as York, she returned to journalism, publishing under the name of Robert Millar, until a decision to reveal her transition publicly by appearing on television in 2017 in a commentary role.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Dauphiné Libéré 1990
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1985
Tour of Britain 1989
Tour de France - stages 1983 (1), 1984 (1), 1989 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1987 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1986 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1989 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1984 (1), 1989 (1), 1990 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1991 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1984 (1)
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Seasons

Robert Millar - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1978 Individual 9 643
2. 1979 Individual 70 355
3. 1980 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 463 116
4. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 461 135
5. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 423 123
6. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 974 48
7. 1984 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 1898 11
8. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 2177 7
9. 1986 Panasonic 1382 26
10. 1987 Panasonic - Isostar 1829 15
11. 1988 Fagor - MBK 1564 18
12. 1989 Z - Peugeot 1288 25
13. 1990 Z 1835 12
14. 1991 Z - Peugeot 1010 47
15. 1992 TVM - Sanyo 928 45
16. 1993 TVM - Bison Kit 880 46
17. 1994 TVM - Bison Kit 196 253
18. 1995 Le Groupement 117 326
Overall: 17504 86